Christabel is an award-winning journalist, podcasting expert and editorial consultant for audio, TV and film. She also bridges the gap between Black audio creators and the growing podcast industry through her blog ‘The Cipher.’

Christabel is a thought leader in diversifying the podcasting industry. She developed and is currently the Lead of Spotify’s “Sound Up: Behind the Mic” fellowship for Black early-career podcasters. She has developed editorial strategies for international media companies, like American Public Media, the BBC, and Macro, and the Webby-award nominated podcast, Sista Brunch.

Before this, Christabel was an award-winning radio journalist. She ran news shows for National Public Radio and Public Radio International. She has reported from Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, Christabel has produced interviews with global icons like Hugh Masekela. Her writing on cultural representation in the media has appeared in British Vogue and The Independent.

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